Andrews in 1982 by Allan Warren
Anthony Colin Gerald Andrews
12 January 1948
Georgina Simpson(m. 1971)
Anthony Colin Gerald Andrews(born 12 January 1948) is an English actor best known for his role as Lord Sebastian Flyte in the 1981 ITV miniseries Brideshead Revisited (1981). He is also known for playing the title roles in Ivanhoe , Operation Daybreak and The Scarlet Pimpernel , and for portraying Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin in The King's Speech (2010). For his performance in Brideshead Revisited Andrews won a Golden Globe and BAFTA TV Award, as well as being nominated for an Emmy.
Brideshead Revisited is a 1981 British television serial starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews. It was produced by Granada Television for broadcast by the ITV network. Most of the serial was directed by Charles Sturridge; a few sequences were directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Ivanhoe is a British 1982 television film adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's novel of the same name. The film was directed by Douglas Camfield, with a screenplay written by John Gay. The film depicts the noble knight Ivanhoe returning home from The Holy Wars and finds himself being involved in a power-struggle for the throne of England.
Operation Daybreak is a 1975 Second World War film based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Starring Anthony Andrews, Timothy Bottoms and Martin Shaw, it was directed by Lewis Gilbert and shot mostly on location in Prague. It is adapted from the book Seven Men at Daybreak by Alan Burgess.
Andrews was born in London, the son of Geraldine Agnes (née Cooper), a dancer, and Stanley Thomas Andrews, an arranger and conductor for the BBC.He grew up in the North Finchley district of London. At the age of eight he undertook dancing lessons, making his stage debut as the White Rabbit in a stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland .
London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom, as well as the largest city within the European Union. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 20,950 staff in total, 16,672 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included.
North Finchley is a suburb of London in the London Borough of Barnet, situated 7 miles (11.3 km) north-west of Charing Cross.
After a series of short term "fill-in" jobs that included catering, farming and journalism, he secured a position at the Chichester Theatre where he worked as an assistant stage manager and later as a stand-in producer. He auditioned in 1968 for a production of Alan Bennett's new play, Forty Years On , which featured John Gielgud as the headmaster of a British public school during the First World War period. Andrews was cast as Skinner, one of twenty schoolboys. In 1974 he played Lord Robert, Marquis of Stockbridge in the TV series Upstairs, Downstairs . In 1975 he had a leading role in the Spanish film Las adolescentes (The Adolescents), opposite Koo Stark.
Chichester Festival Theatre, located in Chichester, Sussex, England, is a theatre designed by Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya, and opened by its founder Leslie Evershed-Martin in 1962. The smaller and more intimate Minerva Theatre was built nearby in 1989.
Alan Bennett is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University, where he studied history and performed with the Oxford Revue. He stayed to teach and research medieval history at the university for several years. His collaboration as writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe at the 1960 Edinburgh Festival brought him instant fame. He gave up academia, and turned to writing full-time, his first stage play Forty Years On being produced in 1968.
Forty Years On is a 1968 play by Alan Bennett. It was his first West End play.
In June 1977, he was cast in the role of Bodie in the ITV series The Professionals . However, after three days of filming, the creator and producer Brian Clemens felt that the chemistry between Andrews and Martin Shaw (Doyle) did not work and that "the pair did not have the required undercurrent of menace to carry off the concept". Lewis Collins replaced Andrews in the part.Following that, in 1979, Andrews was the main star of the ITV television series Danger UXB , in which he played a British bomb disposal officer in the London Blitz. The series first aired in the United Kingdom in 1979 on the ITV network.
ITV is a British free-to-air television network with its headquarters in London, it was launched in 1955 as Independent Television under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority to provide competition to BBC Television, that was established in 1932. ITV is also the oldest commercial network in the UK. Since the passing of the Broadcasting Act 1990, its legal name has been Channel 3, to distinguish it from the other analogue channels at the time, namely BBC 1, BBC 2 and Channel 4. In part, the number 3 was assigned because television sets would usually be tuned so that the regional ITV station would be on the third button, with the other stations being allocated to the number within their name.
The Professionals is a British crime-action television drama series produced by Avengers Mark1 Productions for London Weekend Television (LWT) that aired on the ITV network from 1977 to 1983. In all, 57 episodes were produced, filmed between 1977 and 1981. It starred Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins and Gordon Jackson as agents of the fictional "CI5".
Brian Horace Clemens OBE was an English screenwriter and television producer, possibly best known for his work on The Avengers and The Professionals. Clemens was related to Mark Twain, a fact reflected in the naming of his two sons, Samuel Joshua Twain Clemens and George Langhorne Clemens.
His subsequent work includes the leading role of Lord Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited .In 1982, he won a Golden Globe and BAFTA TV Award for his performance and was nominated for an Emmy Award. In the United States, Andrews is best known for his portrayal of the titular character in Ivanhoe as well as that of Sir Percy Blakeney in the 1982 film The Scarlet Pimpernel .
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a 1982 British romantic adventure film set during the French Revolution. It is based on the novels The Scarlet Pimpernel and Eldorado by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, and stars Anthony Andrews as Sir Percy Blakeney/the Scarlet Pimpernel, the protagonist, Jane Seymour as Marguerite St. Just, the love interest, and Ian McKellen as Chauvelin, the antagonist.
He played Professor Higgins in a stage version of My Fair Lady (2001), and Count Fosco in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White .
My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. The original Broadway and London shows starred Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews.
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals, notably "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and "Memory" from Cats. In 2001 The New York Times referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history". Ranked the "fifth most powerful person in British culture" by The Daily Telegraph in 2008, the lyricist Don Black stated "Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented the musical."
The Woman in White is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel with a book by Charlotte Jones, based on the novel The Woman in White written by Wilkie Collins, and elements of The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens. It ran for nineteen months in the West End and three months on Broadway, making it one of Lloyd Webber's shortest-running shows.
He was the narrator for a 21st Anniversary BBC Radio 2 special broadcast of Cameron Mackintosh's musical Les Misérables , sung by the then West End cast at the Mermaid Theatre in London on Sunday 8 October 2006. Andrews appeared as Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin in the 2010 film The King's Speech , for which he won a SAG Award along with Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush and Timothy Spall.
Andrews survived a case of water intoxication in 2003. The condition, known as hyponatraemia, is caused by the dilution of sodium in the body. It has similar symptoms to dehydration, such as headaches, nausea and cramps. Whilst performing as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Andrews would consume up to eight litres of water a day. He lost consciousness and spent three days in intensive care.
He married Georgina Simpson of the Simpsons of Piccadilly department store family. Their daughter Amy is a god-daughter of Princess Anne, The Princess Royal.
|1972||A Day Out||Brother|
|1974||Take Me High||Hugo Flaxman|
|1975||Operation Daybreak||Jozef Gabcik|
|1981||Mistress of Paradise||Buckley|
|1982||Ivanhoe||Wilfred of Ivanhoe|
|1982||The Scarlet Pimpernel||Sir Percy Blakeney|
|1983||Sparkling Cyanide||Tony Browne|
|1984||Under the Volcano||Hugh Firmin|
|1985||The Holcroft Covenant||Johann von Tiebolt / Jonathan Tennyson|
|1987||The Lighthorsemen||Maj. Richard Meinertzhagen|
|1987||The Second Victory||Maj. Hanlon|
|1990||Hands of a Murderer||Professor Moriarty|
|1991||Lost in Siberia||Andrei Miller|
|2000||David Copperfield||Edward Murdstone|
|2010||The King's Speech||Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|1968||The Wednesday Play||Harry|
|1972||Dixon of Dock Green||Paul Richards|
|1972||A War of Children||Reg Hogg||American (CBS) TV film set in Northern Ireland during The Troubles|
|1972||Thirty-Minute Theatre||Michael Warren / Vernon Warren||Episode "The Judge's Wife"|
|1974||The Fortunes of Nigel||Sir Nigel Olifaunt|
|1974||QB VII||Stephen Kelno|
|1974||The Pallisers||Lord Silverbridge|
|1974||David Copperfield||James Steerforth|
|1975||Upstairs, Downstairs||Lord Robert Stockbridge / The Marquis of Stockbridge|
|1976||The Duchess of Duke Street||Marcus Carrington|
|1976–1977||Play of the Month||Various characters||In "French Without Tears", "London Assurance", and "The Country Wife"|
|1977||ITV Sunday Night Drama||Harry||Episode "A Superstition"|
|1978||Romeo and Juliet||Mercutio||BBC Television Shakespeare|
|1979||Danger UXB||Brian Ash|
|1981||The Love Boat||Tony Selkirk|
|1981||Brideshead Revisited||Lord Sebastian Flyte|| British Academy Television Award for Best Actor |
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
|1984||Play for Today||John Loomis||Episode "Z for Zachariah"|
|1988||American Playhouse||Johnnie Aysgarth||Episode "Suspicion"|
|1988||The Woman He Loved||King Edward VIII|
|1989||A Fine Romance||Michael Trent|
|1989||Columbo: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine||Elliot Blake|
|1989||Nightmare Classics||Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde||Episode "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"|
|1992||Screen Two||Christopher Edwardes|
|1996||The Ruth Rendell Mysteries||Luke Crossland|
|1996||Tales from the Crypt||Jonathan||Episode "About Face"|
|2001||Love in a Cold Climate||Boy|
|2003||Cambridge Spies||King George VI|
|2004||Rosemary & Thyme||Richard Oakley||Episode "The Invisible Worm"|
|2006||Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs||Tommy Beresford|
|2015||The Syndicate||Lord Hazelwood|
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